This house is one of my favorites that is only about ten minutes away from where I live now. Located in Redlands, California, the Morey Mansion was once was used as a bed and breakfast but was recently sold to new owners who keep this gem all to themselves. It is not available for tours or anything other than loving it from the street corner.
Another local Victorian must see, I give you….Kimberly Crest house in Redlands, CA
This house is truly stunning and available for tours and events. I have only taken the tour here but they recently had a “Princess at the Castle” event that is every little girls dream.
The beautiful home and lovely gardens are worth going for on their own. Redlands is a beautiful town and is rich with Sothern California history as many early Victorian settlers put Redlands on the map and there are quite a few Victorian homes in the area.
Kimberly Crest was built in 1897 and is a French chateau style home. There are 3 levels to this home, first for entertainment, second for family living, and third for servants and additional living space for guests.
The house at Kimberly Crest is open for public tours Thursday, Friday and Sundays from 1:00-3:30p.m. with tours starting approximately every 30 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors or students and free for children under 5. No reservations are required for groups of less than 10 individuals.
Contact info: 1325 Prospect Drive, Redlands, CA 92373 Phone: 909-792-2111
If you ever get a chance to check this out, I’d love to hear about your visit!!!
Visit your local Victorian – today’s house is the Heritage House in Riverside, CA
I have been to this house several times as they always have a full calendar of events. Please check the site and pick any of the wonderful events they hold on site. My personal favorite is the Chinese Moon festival. As always a grand family event with free crafts, music, tours, and food to buy.
8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 826-5273 (RMM)
Heritage House & Gift Shop Hours
Open September from the 1st weekend after labor day to June. (Closed July and August.)
Friday: Noon – 3 pm
Saturday: Noon – 3:30 pm
Sunday: Noon – 3:30 pm
Closed Monday – Thursday & Major Holidays. Open for special events.
PLEASE ARRIVE 45 MINUTES BEFOFE CLOSING